Rays hanging onto former No. 1 Bush
Posted on: November 6, 2010 5:23 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 5:23 pm
Apparently the Rays are not ready to give up on Matt Bush, even after so many have before. Tampa Bay put the right-hander on their 40-man roster Saturday, keeping him from becoming a free agent.
Bush could become just the third overall No. 1 pick in the draft to never appear in the majors. He was the top pick by the Padres in 2004 as a shortstop, but never got above Class A. The Padres converted him to pitching, and he blew out his elbow after a handful of games. He was traded to Toronto and released before ever appearing in a game for a "behavioral issue" the Jays weren't specific about.
The Rays signed him as a minor-league free agent in January, and he was 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA in 10 relief appearances at Class A. And now his weird, wild ride continues.
-- David Andriesen
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